To celebrate the publication of Baby Bailino this month, I’m conducting my first #AmazonGiveaway! You can win one of 3 copies of Baby Grand. All you have to do is click here for details. There’s absolutely NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The giveaway ends on Sept. 8, 2016, at 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. (Official Rules here.)

Why do a giveaway? There are lots of reasons: to find new readers, to create excitement. I conducted a Goodreads giveaway in October 2012, and more than 1,000 people entered. And like Goodreads, Amazon really does make it easy to set up your giveaway. Just pick the number of copies you’d like to give away, how you’d like to give them away (random, lucky number, etc.), set the duration of the giveaway, and you’re off!

Will my sales increase as a result of the giveaway? Ah, that’s the magic question, isn’t it? And the answer is: I don’t know. But I believe it’s worth checking out all the tools we indie authors have at our disposal to get the word out about our books. The more people who know about us, the better, and this is certainly one way to achieve that objective.